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    Rocket fired at Baghdad airport

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:13pm on July 06, 2020

    A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and...

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    Saudi Arabia bans touching Kaaba during hajj

    New Age Desk | Updated at 05:57pm on July 06, 2020

    Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 hajj season, banning gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the...

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    Dozens killed in IS, regime clashes in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:11am on July 06, 2020

    Clashes between Russia-backed Syrian regime forces and the Islamic State group have killed more than 50 fighters on both sides in two days, a Britain-based...

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    Rockets target US interests in Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:08am on July 06, 2020

    Two rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq’s security forces said Sunday, a little over a week since unprecedented arrests prevented a...

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    Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

    Agence France-Presse. Cairo | Updated at 10:44am on July 05, 2020

    Egyptian authorities on Saturday arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a...

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    Saudi-led coalition launches operation against Yemen rebels

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:39pm on July 02, 2020

    The Saudi-led military coalition Thursday confirmed it has launched a major operation against Yemen’s Huthis and warned it would target the rebel leadership following missile...

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    Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

    Agence France-Presse . Ramallah | Updated at 11:22pm on July 02, 2020

    Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas pledged unity against Israel’s West Bank annexation plans in a rare joint conference Thursday, as signs emerged of a rift...

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    Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia: fiancee

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:07pm on July 01, 2020

    Turkey will try the 20 suspects in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

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    Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:03pm on July 01, 2020

    Thousands of Palestinians protested Wednesday in Gaza against Israel’s West Bank annexation plans, as premier Benjamin Netanyahu held off an announcement on the controversial project...

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    At least 19 people killed in Iran hospital blast

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:59pm on July 01, 2020

    A powerful explosion at a clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported...

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